Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on forum.theimpclub.co.uk. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. You agree, through your use of this Imp Club Ltd forum, that you will not post any material which is slanderous, libellous, false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. This is not humorous and legal actions can be taken against you. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. This applies to avatars as well. Spam, flooding, unauthorised advertisements,(the forum will not accept any open or covert advertisements or any promoting of a business, and that any threads will be removed by the moderator) chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also not allowed on this forum.

    Please note this is the Imp Club Ltd definition of a trader

    The Business Advertisement Disclosure Order 1977 requires that all advertisements by people who seek to sell goods in the course of a business to make that fact clear. The Imp Club as the publisher of the advertisement can also commit an offence if an advertiser fails to comply with the Order. A person does not have to earn a living from selling the advertised goods. It is for the Courts to decide on each case but normally a person who advertises more than three or four times in a short period of time will be construed as a Trader. The Imp Club will ask advertisers to confirm that they are not in a trade or business before an advertisement is published. This decision will not affect advertisers who by the nature of the advertisement make it clear that they are traders.

    Please note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on this forum. Please remember that the Imp Club Ltd is not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information presented. The messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of the Imp Club Ltd. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator of this forum immediately. We have the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realise that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy goes for member profile information as well.

    You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum. The Imp Club Ltd also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you.

    You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username.(Commercial or Company Names are deemed unacceptable) We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.

    After you register and log into this forum, you must fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information or avatars deemed to be inaccurate or vulgar will be removed.

    Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted.

    The Forum Administrators have the power to remove or edit any posts and ban members as they deem fit.

    Their decision is final and is not open to discussion on this Forum.

    If you do not agree to these rules then we respectfully ask that you do not join the Forum.

    If you are already a member and do not agree to these rules, then please advise one of the Forum administrators who will delete your membership of the Forum.

    By joining this Forum you agree to be bound by the above rules and terms and conditions.
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  2. Ground Rules
    The Imp Club Ltd provides a forum for use by members and non-members of the Imp Club. It is here to discuss matters relating to the Imp Club and the Imp range of cars. This includes vehicles using Imp mechanicals. There are a few ground rules for participation in the forum and these must be read together with the terms and conditions which all forum users must adhere to. Failure to follow these terms and conditions and follow the forum etiquette may lead to removal of posting privileges or a ban. Please enjoy your use of the forum.
    RESPECT OTHER USERS

    Privacy Issues
    This forum is open to the general public which means that anyone can read your messages - your partner, your boss, your mother-in-law. Forum messages are like open postcards so, in general, don't post anything to a forum that you wouldn't be happy with any of the above people reading. Also, be very wary of posting any personal information that you wouldn't be comfortable seeing on a 10ft high billboard in a busy shopping area. Be liberal in what you read but conservative in what you post.

    Be civil
    No personal attacks. Do not feel compelled to defend your honour in public. Sometimes people can write something that you may find offensive. Before launching into a public condemnation though, please consider that the person may not have intended to cause offence. It is very easy to misinterpret a post on forums, especially when dealing with multinational citizens. There is absolutely no need to resort to insults. Respect others' views even if you disagree with them. Remember many items are viewed differently by different generations.

    Stay on topic
    Read the title of the topic, please remain faithful to the topic, and do not hijack the thread. This is annoying to the topic poster and to other readers and unnecessarily extends the length of the thread.

    Be kind to newcomers
    Newcomers are encouraged to use the search facility before asking questions. However, it is not always obvious to a newcomer what to type into the search in the first place! Please be patient with newcomers and where possible, try to direct them to information that is relevant to their query. Remember that today’s newcomer could be an expert of the future.

    Let sleeping dogs lie
    It's tempting to revisit controversial decisions you disagree with, but it's rarely productive to do so, since it almost always results in the same heated, lengthy, and time/energy draining discussions leading to the same conclusion that was reached in the last round.
    Therefore, for issues already raised, discussed, and decided upon, reopen the discussion only if you have significant new information that would reasonably prompt reconsideration of the original decision.

    No cross posting
    It is almost never appropriate to send the same message to different threads. Other users may not follow both threads.

    Ignore spammers
    Spam is blight upon the face of the net. Nobody likes it. However, it is hard to avoid. Despite our best efforts, you will occasionally see spam on the Forum the administrators and moderators will attempt to remove spam as soon as is practical. If you see Spam on the forum, please bring it to the attention of a moderator Please do not answer to it.

    No large attachments
    Do not send large photo files included in your posts. Many people read these messages through slow network connections; try to be respectful of them. If you have a large file that you would like to distribute, put it on and announce the URL instead of attaching it. There is a limit of 480 x 360 for pictures or images within a thread.

    Trim your follow-ups
    Do not quote the entire content of the message to which you are replying. Include only as much as is necessary for context. Remember that if someone wants to read the original message, they can; it is easily accessible. A good rule of thumb is, don't include more quoted text than new text.
    There is always a need for some trimming - either a salutation, a signature, some blank lines or whatever. If you are doing no trimming whatsoever of the quoted text, then you aren't trimming enough. .

    Identify your subject matter
    Not everyone has the time to read all forum postings. To ensure that your message reaches the right people identify your subject matter clearly in the subject line. Subjects like a question or ' look at this it’s cool ' are not very helpful.

    No test messages
    Please do not send test messages to the forum
    No discussion of personal issues with traders
    All posts regarding cars or items for sale, continue to be closely monitored and any offensive, derogatory or otherwise contentious postings will be deleted and the reason for doing so will be advised to the poster by PM. The forum is not the best way to deal with issues. Direct contact with the user in question is advised.


    For Sale and Wanted Threads

    Please follow the rules placed as a sticky at the head of the forum section.
    1. Forum users are welcome to advertise their Imp, Clan or Davrian or other
    Imp related items, e.g. engines, parts, articles, books, etc. but trying to
    Sell your old food processor, computer or other non-Imp related items is
    not!

    2. Trade adverts will only be allowed if the trader in question pays for advertising in impressions. Otherwise their ads will be removed and continued abuse of this rule will lead to deletion of the user account from the Forum. Traders who advertise via Impressions may also reply publicly to posts requesting parts.

    3. We know the line between Trader/Private is sometimes a little blurred, but Forum Moderators have final say in any disputes.

    4.All posts will be automatically deleted after 15 days, If you have a question about the item offered please contact the seller direct via PM or email or phone if contact details as offered by the advertiser.

    5. Advertisers should also consider advertising in Impressions, which is free, as this will reach a much wider audience, but should acknowledge that this method will usually take a little longer.

    6. If you are posting about an item(s) you are selling via EBay, please start you advert off with:
    "Selling this on EBay - then ad item(s) here"
    So it would look like...
    "Selling this on EBay - 930 Engine"

    If you have listed an item on EBAY or other auction site please indicate that you have done so and give the listing details or link.
    More rules or changes may be made in the future
    Readers Rides
    Please respect that this thread is the result of the vehicle owners own passion and pride, do not hijack his or her thread, if you wish to discuss a particular part consider a PM, the thread author may then consider posting a clarification in their thread.

    Web Site Links
    Users may post their own web site in their profile and signature, however no responsibility will be held by the Imp Club for any transactions carried out as a result of following a link.
    These guidelines and rules will be applied by FORUM ADMINISTRATION and in the event of any disputes the decision of the Imp Club Chairman will be final. #